TAISM 16 Years of Continuous Growth
Wednesday 03rd, September 2014. Oman Observer
The American International School of Muscat (TAISM) recently welcomed to its campus 775 students, representing 63 nationalities.This is the largest population the school has admitted at the start of a school year.The students were greeted by over 100 international professionals and support staff.
The school’s motto, “Rise to the Challenge”, continues to be exemplified through the extensive academic and activity programmes as well as the strong family and community ethos which were recognised by prominent American and international accrediting agencies, the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In an effort to continue the high level of parent participation in the school, the Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Beata Jirkovszky, was present to meet and greet potential volunteers at the school’s Back to School Registration which was held last week.She will be working closely with the parents to provide services to teachers and students in and outside of the classroom.
The one-to-one iPad program in grades 6 through 12 has expanded the use of technology amongst teachers and students.Specialists are available to assist at all levels of the school as well as support is offered through the Information Technology Coordinator, Network Systems Manager, and Technology Service Assistant.In addition to TAISM’s own activities program, the school hosts two major international events this school year. In February 2015, the 12th annual Festival of Choirs will take place in the school’s Bosch Centre for the Performing Arts.
Over 200 high school singers from across the globe will be under the direction of Guest Conductor Dr Christopher Aspaas, Associate Professor at St Olaf College, USA. The second international event will be the SAISA (South Asian Inter-School Association) Middle and High School Track and Field Tournament in April 2015. Ten international schools from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be competing at this tournament. TAISM expects 150 players and 20 coaches to participate.